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3.96 | 70 ratings

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3 stars Cei Ce Ne-Au Dat Nume is the debut studio album from Romanian progressive rock act Phoenix. This is one of those obscure eastern european bands that I never heard about before I started visiting PA.

The music lies somewhere between hard rock with progressive tendencies and rock with ethnic folk leanings. The music is mostly guitar, bass and drum dominated but there are also some parts with violin. The lyrics are in Romanian and the singing is pretty unique which means that it will be an aquired taste if you can enjoy this. The hard rock parts reminds me a bit about a band like High Tide.

The musicianship is excellent. Both the omnipresent guitar- and the dominant and loud in the mix bass playing is pretty intriguing.

The production is not really to my liking, but itīs not annoying.

Iīm probably the wrong audience for this kind of music. Iīll aknowledge that this is good music and that it is unique but I donīt think itīs excellent prog rock. 3 stars is my conclusion.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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